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Longtime Brooklyn Bartender Who Inspired 'Sunny's Nights' Has Died

Sunny Balzano's modest watering-hole in Brooklyn was a throwback to another time. It was known simply as Sunny's, after the beloved bartender and raconteur who transformed a faded longshoremen's bar into a local institution. He died Thursday at the age of 81, just weeks after the publication of</i> …

Bollywood

The Duggars Speak Out on Life After Scandal – and Forgiving Josh: We 'Have Forgiven Him,' But 'The Trust Is Not There'

More than six months after Josh Duggar entered a faith-based rehab center following a series of scandals, his family is working to move on and repair …

Duggar Family

Migrant ‘exchange’: Turkey accepts mass returns but sends Syrians to Europe

PARIS — The European Union and Turkey struck a preliminary deal Tuesday to block the vast waves of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea, effectively agreeing to slam shut the back door into Europe still being traversed by tens of thousands of asylum seekers fleeing war in the Middle East.<p>The deal, to …

North Africa

Turkey pledges to send ground forces to fight the Islamic State in Syria

MUNICH — Turkey will supply ground forces to an anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria and will allow Saudi Arabian strike missions against the militants from its air bases, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview published Saturday.<p>The Saudis have already visited the Turkish …

Obama Returns to Where It All Began With Speech in Springfield, Ill.

Returning to the place where his political career — and his first presidential campaign — began, President Obama visited the Illinois capital Wednesday, renewing his call for healing the nation’s partisan discord and building a better electoral system.<p>Bemoaning a “poisonous political climate” that …

Bernie Sanders

Danish parliament to vote on seizing valuables from refugees

Denmark’s parliament is expected to vote on Tuesday in favour of drastic reforms curbing refugees’ rights, including delaying family reunifications and confiscating their valuables.<p>The country has insisted the new law is needed to stem the flow of refugees even though Denmark and Sweden recently …

Europe

Aviation giants tread carefully in test case for post-sanctions Iran | News Home | Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Freed from nuclear-related sanctions, Iran has signaled its appetite to buy more than 100 Western planes, a prospect that would usually have the giants of the $130 billion-a-year jet industry scrambling for a piece of the action.<p>A man looks at a scale model of Boeing's 787 …

Sanctions